Presented on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in the Barn at Quarry Farm. In a letter to John Brown, a physician friend from Edinburgh, Scotland, Clemens wrote: "I wish you were here, to spend the summer with us. We are perched on a hill-top that overlooks a little world of green valleys, shining rivers, sumptuous forests, & billowy uplands veiled in the haze of distance. We have no neighbors. It is the quietest of all quiet places, & we are hermits that eschew caves & live in the sun."
Barbara E. Snedecor is former director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies.